Search Results for "Metalcore"

The Word Alive release new video for “Sellout”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:19 AM (PST)

unnamed-1

A lot of bands over the years from Stray From The Path to GnR to RATM have had videos with civil unrest in them. Even more bands have had performance videos to the point where many acts hate making them. It is a testament to the passion The Word Alive bring to the table that they are able to combine both and make it work, if also reminding how sad it is there is still unrest in the world . Will humans get their shit together someday?

See “Sellout” Below.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

12509209_10153287912160911_186287524127176998_n

Metalcore trench fighters Walls Of Jericho have a new song perfect for relentlessly moshing or relentlessly never giving up and weight lifting, etc. Which might sound patronizing except it is awesome and will make you want to get jacked and defeat all your demons. That is always a good thing in this dumb world of morons.

Their new record is called No One Can Save You From Yourself, due out on March 25 on Napalm.

According to vocalist Candace Kucsulain, “This is dedicated to my brother Larry Kucsulain who lost his battle to cancer this day last year.” 

My dad also died of Cancer about this time last year, so #fuckcancer and three cheers to WoJ. They slew when I saw them open for Life Of Agony recently.

This band is kicking ass hard again lately and we are lucky because they have always been a guiding light for inspiration and acceptance in the scene. Plus, they always bring the mosh and have done their time in the underground with pride instead of whining.

Bullet For My Valentine release “Worthless” Video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:27 PM (PST)

12669638_10153861754385505_7379174947601131232_n

 

Watch the new hard rocker with metal flourish “Worthless” from Bullet For My Valentine from new album Venom HERE. These guys have worked very hard and held it together for the scene over the years. Support!

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX

Deep Cuts: Hatebreed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM (PST)

016861805425

Make no mistake, it was truly Hatebreed who broke metalcore open wide to the younger generation. While bands like Biohazard, D.R.I. and most famously Suicidal Tendencies popularized crossover and great bands like Unearth, All Out War and, say, Earth Crisis , Chain Of Strength or even Emmure also went as heavy, only perhaps newer Suicide Silence or KSE has connected to people across the spectrum of metal and hardcore to persevere with such a focused message of “You can pull through.”

We are stoked for The Concrete Confessional and wanted to give the guys some love.

Now that Pantera is perhaps irredeemably stained for some and other people, as much as they like Slipknot, can’t get over the grown men in jumpsuits and masks thing (I personally love Slipknot), who is still here that can unite the tribes with such force? Five Finger Death Punch are too goofy or conservative for many people, despite great big riffs and groove. Thrash is cool and probably the overall most popular style of metal ever yet some people want even heavier than the Lamb Of God style hybrid. Well, guess what? We still have mighty Hatebreed. This band went from Satisfaction… days to fucking opening for KISS (at least I think Frank told me they did when I interviewed him in Poughkeepsie once for Crusher).

Anyway, Hatebreed are always powerful live. I have never been let down by one of their shows, ever. Not to mention Matt Byrne is one of the friendliest dudes and the whole band genuinely live to spread a good message and get the Led out, so to speak. Unity above the bullshit.

Fuckin’ represent with these 3 Hatebreed DEEP CUTS bangers! Remain Steadfast!

More BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Clover release “Exile” trailer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:34 PM (PST)

12669327_10153202954486431_1278004390_o

It’s awesome to get to write about cool working class bands and remember as a blogger there is a choice behind every post. I’d much rather post something on a cool, sludgy band with hardcore connotations than another fame pandering bunch of bullshit with no heart. It is even cooler when a band has friends in it.

Clover are a rising light in the scene. They have been slugging it out for awhile and remain determined, if humble. That’s good!

They also fucking CRUSH! It’s a very original take on metalcore and groove riffs that is refreshing and bludgeoning as HELL!

Like Tiger Flowers, Womb Of Nations or Dead Empires, the Clover boys are proving the NY scene still has a lot of spark in it.

“We began writing for Exile almost immediately after putting out our first album, Vultures. Halfway through the song writing process, we had noticed a shift in our sound and decided to keep pushing that further and further. I think this record has some of the darkest sounding material we have written to date.” – Michael Guthaus (Clover)

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

12657907_10205964903545225_4556748991731219566_o

“Hate By Design” is here with a great lyrical message for the whole world/scene.
Watch now at www.killswitchengage.com (and see sick new merch) or below.

Incarnate – now available for pre-order.
It is unleashed 3/11/16 via Roadrunner Records.

Feelin’ Jesse’s Only Living Witness shirt in the clip. And the verse riffage is maximum kill.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Album Review: Valleys – “Experiment One: Asylum”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST)

Experiment_one_artwork

Raleigh’s Valleys have crafted a well executed progressive metalcore album with Experiment One: Asylum that is almost inhumanly spot on for genre style points. Like notes in a wine, the band cycle through atmospheric or djent-guitars, high vocal melodies that strive to fit into the progressive metalcore club rather than stray too close to clean mall emo vocals, etc. At their best they are a blend between some of Veil Of Maya’s edgier passages with potential (evident in the amount of hard work that clearly went into this) future Periphery-sized ambitions. For now, Valleys lack however the more original traits that make bands like Intronaut and Wings Denied or the ferocious new After The Burial stand out more.

Much better than most metalcore by numbers and capable than many new wave of prog metal bands, but not quite ready to write their Polaris.

More below.

XXX

Unearth announce Coast to Coast tour with Ringworm, FFAA and more

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST)

188bbb92-e06f-4436-ad2c-9ce4ed4d8f88

Obviously this is going to crush and does not need much additional discussion other than…RULE!

See dates below.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Caliban announce ‘Gravity’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:57 AM (PST)

Caliban

German metalcore stalwarts Caliban have announced Gravity, their tenth studio album.

Gravity will be released on March 25.

Check out the Gravity track listing, Caliban tour dates and the Gravity cover art here.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

imgres

To celebrate ten years of War Of Ages mighty guitar and faith charged Pride Of The Wicked, our pals at Facedown are “bringing us hope”, celebrating with limited editions of gold and clear/red color-mix vinyl, and a special edition ten-year anniversary shirt. Pre-order now! (Scheduled to ship Feb. 19)

Regardless of anyone’s religious beliefs, this is undoubtedly an awesome metalcore record with some fantastic guitar work, especially. I always have thought this band deserves to be way bigger.

“I never thought I’d be on my own/now bring me peace that shelters me…”

In other rad WoA news, the band are on a big, much deserved tour package for P.O.D., Dead Letter Circus and 10 Years are touring. Dates for this stacked package are HERE!

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

After The Burial announce “Dig Deep” album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2:45 PM (PST)

After_The_Burial_dig_deep_cover_artwork

Dig Deep, the latest from metallers After The Burial, will be out Feb. 19th through Sumerian.

If the cover art vibes and fact that this is their first without troubled and departed guitarist Justin Lowe doesn’t affect you a little bit, you are pretty heartless.

Tracklisting BELOW (along with the meticulously staccato and effectively energized metalcore of “Lost In The Static”.)

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

All Out War, Shai Hulud weekend mini tour and toy drive show

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:14 AM (PST)

d3476e41-6ff9-4fc3-99d2-3a0ae5b3324a

New York metal crossover mainstays, ALL OUT WAR, will embark on a weekend-long trek through the Northeast US this week, with shows in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, including two toy drive charity shows.

This Friday, December 18th, sees ALL OUT WAR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Shai Hulud, Mother Of Mercy, Eternal Sleep and more, which will serve as the first of two toy drive shows on the trek. The second toy drive gig is the next night, Saturday, December 18th, in the band’s native stomping grounds in Poughkeepsie, New York, joined by Shai Hulud, Eternal Sleep and Recycled Earth. Fans are urged to bring a toy/gift for donation to a family in need to these shows. A third show will take place on Sunday, December 20th, in Chicoppee, Massachusetts with Shai Hulud, Eternal Sleep and more.

 

Dates and the video for “Nothing Left To Bleed” BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

KSE release new video for heavy groove track “Strength Of The Mind”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM (PST)

Killswitch-Engage

Killswitch Engage are back with a beefier sounding new track, a strong new single called “Strength Of The Mind”. The song stands out well from recent material while still having a place in the core sound. There is a very heavy bridge that old school fans wike like, a pretty heavy vocal performance and some killer guitar runs. All in all, this song grooves hard. Though I’m not as in love with it as some of the standout stuff on Disarm The Descent, I think it will grow and has that certain throwback, early 00′s vibe.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Agnostic Front to hit Mexico in January, 2016!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM (PST)

12342812_10152796834038078_3750996989490387716_n

Agnostic Front are heading to Mexico!

NEXT Month MEXICO!!!! Early in January!!!!!! See you in the pit!!!!

January 8, 2016 Mexico City @ Cosa Nostra

January 9, 2016 Monterrey @ La Tumba

January 10, 2016 Guadalajara @ Foro independencia

 

‪#‎AgnosticFront‬ ‪#‎agnosticfrontnyhc‬ ‪#‎TGFHC‬ ‪#‎TheAmericanDreamDied‬‪#‎NYHC‬

‪#‎newyorkhardcore‬ ‪#‎nuclearblastusa‬ ‪#‎nuclerblastrecords‬ ‪

‬ #‎worldwidehardcore‬ ‪#‎mexicohardcore‬

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Facedown announces Rival Choir pre-orders

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 3:55 PM (PST)

20151208131503106_540_540_1_0

The debut Rival Choir (formerly Mouth Of The South) album “I Believe, Help My Unbelief” will be released on February 5 and pre-orders are available now.  Check out all the pre-order bundle options in their online store.

Check out the Rival Choir track “Aftermath” below. It’s a pretty cool first single with a great kind of Deftones/Far reminiscent slower groove in places and a strong vocal presence before going into some Chariot territory with a bang. Dig the new direction.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX